Grant Thornton Names Chairman of Operating Committee, CFO

Billy Moore

Billy Moore

Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY17 net revenue of $1.8 billion) has promoted Billy Moore from CFO to a newly created position, chairman of the firm’s operating committee. Grant Thornton veteran Sam Shaw will succeed Moore as CFO.

In his new role, Moore will lead numerous operational teams and functions at the firm – building on his three-year tenure as CFO. He will report to CEO Mike McGuire.

“Billy brings a unique combination of operational vision and leadership skills that will strengthen our ‘Status Go’ philosophy throughout every part of our firm,” says McGuire. “Billy is the embodiment of a firm centered on helping clients overcome challenges and create value.”

Sam Shaw

Sam Shaw

Moore previously served as the professional standards partner for the firm’s Carolinas practice. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2009, he served for 15 years as the executive vice president and CFO of several publicly traded multinational companies. In addition, he spent nearly 20 years with a professional services firm in numerous roles, including audit partner and managing partner of several offices.

Shaw assumes the role of CFO after more than a decade at Grant Thornton. He joined the firm in 2006 and most recently served as managing director of finance and corporate development.

“As our new CFO, Sam will bring strong leadership and great strategic focus to our financial operations,” says McGuire. “He has deep knowledge of our business and industry – both where it’s been and where it’s going. He’s led the way on important acquisitions and other transformational programs, and is a key leader driving change in the professional services industry.”